Lotus Dream | Speculoos Ice Cream Shake

Lotus Dream (Speculoos Ice Cream Shake)

I love Speculoos biscuits (cookies) and speculoos spread (also known as Lotus spread after the best-known brand). In this delicious ice cream shake recipe from cookbook Wings and Things by Ben Ford and David Turofsky, speculoos biscuits and spread are combined with milk and vanilla ice cream to make a deliciously indulgent milkshake with some ... Read more »

Hoisin Buff Ting | Hoisin-Glazed Fried Chicken Wings

Hoisin Buff Ting Chicken Wings

What could be better than crispy chicken wings coated in a sticky and delicious hoisin glaze, and served with a refreshing side of lightly-pickled cucumber? Not much, I can tell you, this simple chicken wings recipe is a winner and one we’ll be making again and again! The recipe is from Wings and Things by ... Read more »

The Best Traditional Food from Wales

Welsh Rarebit

Wales is a country of dramatic coastlines, towering mountains and historic castles. Oh, and dragons too, of course! It’s also known for the quality of its produce, and there are plenty of traditional Welsh foods to try during your visit to Wales. In this post I’ve picked out just a few of my favourite traditional ... Read more »

Strategies for Coping with Migraine When Travelling

Migraines are tricky to deal with even at home, and I’m very lucky that employers and clients have been understanding about days off sick because of them. But when it comes to travelling on holiday, I have a set of strategies to help me cope. I started suffering from migraines in my late thirties, and ... Read more »

The Best Traditional Food from Scotland

Abroath Smokies

When you travel around the four countries that make up the United Kingdom, you’ll find that there’s a distinct variation between the traditional foods of Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England. Scotland has a wealth of excellent local produce and traditional Scottish foods for you to sample during your visit. This post gives you just ... Read more »

The Best Traditional Food from England

Blue Stilton Cheese

Sampling delicious local food is one of my favourite things about travelling and I know many of you agree. If you are planning a trip to visit England, here are some traditional English foods to try while you are here. Each region of England has its own traditional regional specialities, and I couldn’t possibly cover them ... Read more »

The Joy of Eating Street Food in Thailand

Vendor at Tha Kha Floating Market near Bangkok Satay

A couple of years ago, we spent three weeks in Thailand, escaping a dark, cold and wet London winter for the colour, sunshine and excitement of a holiday in Thailand. Although few of us are travelling right now, I know I’m not alone in dreaming about future holidays, and reminiscing about fantastic trips in the ... Read more »

3 days in Amsterdam | A Recommended Itinerary

Jordaan (Amsterdam)

Amsterdam is one of Europe’s most magical travel destinations, offering a city-break escape that has something for every type of traveller. Spending three days in Amsterdam is just enough time to see many of the city’s top sights and attractions, and explore further afield. Whether you are looking for history, culture, partying, or anything else, ... Read more »

Richard Bertinet’s Kouign Amman Recipe

Kouign Amman (from Crumb by Richard Bertinet)

I’ve long wanted to be able to make a kouign amman, a traditional sweet, cake-shaped bread developed in Brittany in 1860. The story is that when a boulangerie ran out of cake, they asked a baker to make something cake-like to meet demand; not familiar with making cake he combined layers of bread dough with ... Read more »